Westphal Mansion Inn - Bed & Breakfast
90 South Main Street
Hartford, WI, 53027, USA

Hartford, Wisconsin Area Attractions

The community of Hartford, Wisconsin lives close to great natural splendors such as Pike Lake State Park, Holy Hill and the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Outdoor recreation is part of daily living for Hartford area families and visitors. Hartford boasts 20 well-equipped city parks for recreational opportunities.

Hartford Tourists find whatever they're looking for in our unique shops and boutiques of an attractive and prospering Historic downtown business center and in an expanding commercial area on the city's east side.

Below are a few of our favorite attractions in the Hartford area.

Plan your Wisconsin vacation now! We are also very excited to have been part of the  US Open in June 2017, our Inn is just 6 minutes down the road from Erin Hills Golf Course!

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Cedar Creek Winery


Cedar Creek Winery shares the same winemaker as Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, winemaker Philippe Coquard, but the two brands remain distinct. Cedar Creek wines have received recognition in both national and international wine competitions.

North leaf Winery


Step into another era and engage all your senses with complimentary wine-tasting in our restored 1850 tasting room. Browse the gift boutique and enjoy a glass of wine with a customized appetizer tray from the new Bistro.

Wollersheim Winery


Just across from Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, the Wollersheim Winery sits on a scenic hillside overlooking the Wisconsin River. There are 27 acres of planted vineyards on the Wollersheim estate. Most of the acreage is devoted to winter hardy French-American hybrids and some other experimental varieties.

The Copper Dock


Enjoy beautiful lakeside dining on the shores of Friess Lake. When the sun sets in the west the reflection of the lake is the most gorgeous copper tone. The copper reflection leads you right to the east shore – like a welcome dock. Enjoy the comfort of the dining area, their cheerful service and fresh ingredients that make up their time-honored delicious recipes. "One of the Top 7 Supper Clubs in Wisconsin"!

THE LITTLE RED INN                                                                                               262-644-8181

The Little Red Inn on the corner of Hwy. K and Hwy. 175 is a landmark in St. Lawrence. A casual fine dining menu boasts a variety of new items like hand cut choice steaks and fresh seafood along with some of the old favorites.  

An extensive wine list is available to accompany your meal or you may want to try one of our seasonal martini specials. We also have a fine selection of Wisconsin’s favorite brews and imports.  

Timmer's Resort


During the remodel, great care was taken by all the trades' people to preserve the flavor of a 150-year-old lake resort. The original fireplace, which was added to the dining pavilion in 1906, was sandblasted and tuck pointed and stands as a monument to an earlier time. Everyone at Timmer's wish your experience to be as warm and personal as when Mary Timmer greeted her first guests in 1882.



Eat, drink, and play at The Mineshaft, Wisconsin's Largest Restaurant & Bar, located in the heart of downtown Hartford, not far from the rolling hills of the scenic Kettle Moraine/Holy Hill area. The large family-style menu specializes in Mexican, Italian and American entrees. They also offer a large variety of interesting cocktails along with imported and domestic beers. Be sure to visit the 5000 square foot game room jam packed with over seventy high-tech video games. The Mineshaft features music videos and all major sporting events shown on two eight foot video screens and a giant twelve-foot screen.

Scoop De ville


Choose your favorite tasty treat at this unique 50's styled Ice Cream Parlor!  Featuring homemade ice cream, complete fountain service, malts, shakes, pretzels, nostalgic candy, roasted nuts, and popcorn - buttered, cheese and caramel!  Fun for any age! Their "Award Winning" Vanilla is the BEST!

Mickey's Custard


Converted from an old retro drive-in (Pines Drive-in) into Mickey's, it's got that 50's feel. Enjoy your custard complete with Elvis tunes.

Perc Place


Nestled in the ❤ of historic downtown Hartford, we are thrilled to offer our guests a savory experience for the satisfaction of both body and mind in our warm and casual surroundings. Our menu items are made from scratch with lots of love and unwavering appreciation from fresh and organic ingredients when available.

Johnny Manhattan's


We offer a classy, but casual dining experience. Bring the whole family in for dinner in one of our beautiful dining rooms, or dine out on our patio al fresco style when the weather is nice. We also have cozy seating for quiet, romantic dinner.


Culaccino is the Italian word for the mark left on the table by a cold glass. While there is no actual translation in English, our hope is to become a place of gathering for friends and that the name – Culaccino - will come to stand for the lasting memories our patrons have at our restaurant.

The Fox & Hounds Restaurant & Tavern


In 1845, the first clerk of Washington County built a quaint, one-room cabin in the wooded, rolling hills of the northern Kettle Moraine. Nearly 90 years later, Ray Wolf, an avid horseman, restored the cabin, added a basement bar and opened it to fellow equestrians.


MJ Stevens Pub 'N' Restaurant


Upmarket chophouse known for prime rib, Sunday brunch & seafood dishes & daily specials.

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Wisconsin Automotive Museum


The Wisconsin Automotive Museum is Wisconsin's largest auto museum, featuring an ever-growing display of 105 classic, vintage autos and automotive artifacts, such as the Hartford built Kissel Car (1906 to 1931), The Nash, originally built in Kenosha in 1916, the Hudson Essex Terraplane display, and a Lionel Train Layout - a 250 ton, 1913 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive.

Wisconsin Museum of Art


The Museum of Wisconsin Art is the state’s primary venue for the exhibition of historic and contemporary Wisconsin art. It also includes the unequaled Wisconsin Art Archive which contains over 8000 files on Wisconsin art, artists and a significant library of research material on state art and history.

Lakefront Brewery Tour


Lakefront Brewery is a leader in brewing the best beers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Started in 1987, Lakefront Brewery has been brewing for more than 20 years.

Schauer Arts & Activities Center


The Schauer Arts & Activities Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts, staging professional touring performances, being home to community arts groups, offering art classes for all ages, as well as hosting social and business functions. It is a state-of-the-art performance space that hosts hundreds of events each year.

Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill


More than 500,000 people from all over the world visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at Holy Hill each year. Some come to admire the beautiful architecture of the neo-Romanesque church built in 1926. Others make a pilgrimage to Holy Hill to worship, to meditate or to pray for healing. Regardless of what brings people to Holy Hill, they are bound to be touched by its peaceful environment and to be renewed in body, mind and spirit.

Jack Russell Memorial Library


The Jack Russell Memorial Library provides the opportunity to expand and enhance Library services to the City of Hartford and surrounding communities. Especially convenient for the genealogy enthusiast.

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Little Switzerland Ski Resort


Little Switzerland snow making equipment is standing by to take advantage of every minute of the colder temperatures ahead. Try out the new steep run named Holy Switz! Opened in 1941, Little Switzerland is one of the oldest resorts in the Midwest.

Sunburst Ski Resort


Experience the newly expanded Tubing Park.  With 42 chutes, they are the largest tubing complex in the U.S.

Ice Age Trail


The Ice Age Trail is a National Scenic Trail located entirely within Wisconsin. The trail is also one of 42 designated Wisconsin state trails, and the only one specifically designated as a "State Scenic Trail." From Interstate State Park on the Minnesota border to Potawatomi State Park on Lake Michigan, the Ice Age Trail winds for more than 1,000 miles, following the edge of the last continental glacier in Wisconsin.

Pike Lake State Park


The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is located in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. This provides for a beautiful glacial remnant landscape of kames, kettles, and eskers.

Washington County in 2011 once again made Golf week Magazine's Top 50 Municipal Courses list. Ranked #1 in Wisconsin and #35 in the Nation.

Erin Hills Golf Course


Home of the US Open in 2017! As the Ice Age receded 10,000 years ago, rivers of water from the melting glaciers carved out the rough contours of the land. A rolling hill here, a broad plain there, it is as if the terrain was destined to become a championship golf course. Inspired by the classic Scottish and Irish courses that were once built by horse-drawn plows, Erin Hills has been created in harmony with the land.

sand valley golf course


Opened 2017!

Whistling Straits


Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the Straits, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Borrowing influences from Irish links courses, the Straits has fescue fairways and massive sand dune bunkers. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland and dunes aspect of the Irish is a deceiving tranquil landscape.

Hartford Golf Club


Hartford Golf Club has an illustrious history and has been an important part of the community for over eighty years.

Zimmermann’s Kettle Hills Golf Course is a full service 45-hole golf facility located in the Holy Hill area. Enjoy Wisconsin golf while surrounded by scenic wooded natural terrain.

Zimmermann’s Kettle Hills Golf Course is a full service 45-hole golf facility located in the Holy Hill area. Enjoy Wisconsin golf while surrounded by scenic wooded natural terrain.